Respite accommodation is short term usually 1-4 weeks:
It is usually mainly used for:
- Providing supported accommodation for relative while the family has a vacation or travels.
- Providing rehabilitation or similar for a person recovering from a fall or other health issues
- Providing post hospital recuperation prior to returning home
- Giving an older person a break from having to care for themselves
- Giving a relative from caring for their relative
- As means of introducing an elderly person to what an SRS (Supportive Residential Services) can offer in readiness for a future move from independent living to supported accommodation.
- We charge for respite on a daily basis
- We have no set minimum stay
- We have agreements with various health funds so are able to provide post hospital respite
This usually comes about due to a variety of reasons:
- The person has had a series of falls or other incidents that have made it too risky to remain at home
- Their health has deteriorated and they are no longer able to adequately care for themselves at home
- They have dementia that has advanced to such an extent that they are no longer able to look after themselves
- They are unable to care for themselves in a general way
- They are just old and frail and family are worried about them being home alone
- They are lonely and isolated at home and wish to be with other people on a 24 hour basis.
We do not charge bonds or receive government funding so our fees are higher than a nursing home or other funded facility. The difference in fees has to be looked in this light as the earnings on the bond are kept by the funded facility.